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UK Men prevail over Texas A&M 76-67 on Saturday and Kentucky Women fall just short at Mississippi State 77-76 on Sunday

Cason Wallace, Tyrece Radford
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Kentucky guard Cason Wallace (22) drives past Texas A&M guard Tyrece Radford (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. Kentucky won 76-67. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Texas A&M decided to try to shut down Oscar Tshiebwe and Kentucky’s inside game, letting the Cats shoot the long-range jumpers and taking a chance that the Cats couldn’t make enough to beat them. That proved a miscalculation.

Kentucky (13-6, 4-3 SEC) ended up taking a season-high 32 threes in the game, making 11 on their way to a 76-67 win over the Aggies on Saturday at Rupp Arena. Only in UK’s win over Florida A&M did the Cats make more threes (13) in a game this season.

Kentucky returns to action on Tuesday, visiting Nashville to face Vanderbilt. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.


Robyn Benton scored 24 points and added a career-high seven assists but the Kentucky women’s basketball team came up just short, falling to Mississippi State 77-76 on Sunday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Jada Walker had 22 points for the Cats, while Maddie Scherr had 16 points, six rebounds, five steals and three assists before fouling out.

Kentucky returns to action on Thursday, hosting Auburn at Memorial Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen on SEC Network Plus.